Proteotronics: Application to Human 17-40 and Bacteriorhodopsin Receptors

Eleonora Alfinito, Lino Reggiani, Rosella Cataldo, Giorgio De Nunzio, Maria Rachele Guascito, Livia Giotta


Human olfactory 17-40 and Bacteriorhodopsin are two protein receptors that received particular attention in electronics, due to the possibility of implementing nano-biodevices able to detect odours and light and thus useful for medical and green energy harvesting applications. Some recent experiments concerning the electrical responses of these receptors are reviewed. Data are interpreted in the framework of a new science exploiting the complexity in biology and biomedical engineering called proteotronics. In particular, the single protein is modelled as an impedance network whose topological properties affect the electrical response as measured by experiments.


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Paper Citation

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Alfinito E., Reggiani L., Cataldo R., De Nunzio G., Guascito M. and Giotta L. (2016). Proteotronics: Application to Human 17-40 and Bacteriorhodopsin Receptors . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Complex Information Systems - Volume 1: COMPLEXIS, ISBN 978-989-758-181-6, pages 32-38. DOI: 10.5220/0005905800320038

in Bibtex Style

author={Eleonora Alfinito and Lino Reggiani and Rosella Cataldo and Giorgio De Nunzio and Maria Rachele Guascito and Livia Giotta},
title={Proteotronics: Application to Human 17-40 and Bacteriorhodopsin Receptors},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Complex Information Systems - Volume 1: COMPLEXIS,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Complex Information Systems - Volume 1: COMPLEXIS,
TI - Proteotronics: Application to Human 17-40 and Bacteriorhodopsin Receptors
SN - 978-989-758-181-6
AU - Alfinito E.
AU - Reggiani L.
AU - Cataldo R.
AU - De Nunzio G.
AU - Guascito M.
AU - Giotta L.
PY - 2016
SP - 32
EP - 38
DO - 10.5220/0005905800320038